Succulents

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Rosa 'All Ablaze' blazes cherry red in Burke Brothers' Tuscany exhibit, accenting classic Italian elements with bright flowers. (Ron Tarver / Staff photographer)

This is a money-saver if ever there was one ... a beautiful succulent, hen-'n-chicks. Talk about no muss, no fuss and let's hear it for no expense. When the hen has babies, you pinch them off and stick 'em wherever. This is one I squeezed into a space between two flat bluestones in a raised bed last summer. It's clearly thriving now. I think I'm going to rob the cradle some more ...

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